Decision details

Commissioning Proposals for Adults Carers Services (AD14)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the creation of a Carers Centre Network for Stockport through the collaboration of a number of existing services and agreement to re-commission a number of carers services from the voluntary sector via the Main Grant Scheme process.


The Executive Meeting have approved the following in respect of Commissioning Proposals for Adults Carers Services:-


(i)                 the proposals detailed in Section 5 of the report to develop a Carers Centre model in Stockport;

(ii)               the delegation of powers to the Executive Councillor (Adults & Health) in conjunction with the Corporate Director for People to agree the final contractual arrangements for the Carers Centre;

(iii)             the proposal to invite grant applications through the Main Grant Scheme to deliver specialist carers services, and

(iv)             the proposed savings of £83,000 for the 2012/13 financial year.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes

Decision Reference: ED1342

Forward Plan Reference: AD14

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The proposal to establish a Carers Centre Network is in direct response to a wide ranging consultation process with Carers in Stockport. The proposals reflect the feedback from the Big Care Debate, Stockport Carers Forum events, Carers Mental Health LIT, Disability Stockport week, Dementia consultation and the Carers Information days in 2010 and 2011. A leaflet setting out the proposals for the Carers Centre has also been distributed through the Signpost Stockport database. The design of the Carers Centre network has been drawn up by the multi agency Carers Partnership Board and approved at their meeting in May 2011.

Contact: Julie Farley, Services to People Email: Tel: 0787 599 0110.

Report author: Julie Farley

Publication date: 09/11/2011

Date of decision: 07/11/2011

Decided at meeting: 07/11/2011 - Executive

Effective from: 16/11/2011

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